The Apple Watch is still the king of smartwatches.
A new data report from analytics firm Canalys reveals Apple shipped an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watches worldwide during the second quarter of 2018. The sum signifies a 30-percent growth over the same quarter last year, revealing Appleâ€™s smartwatch is as popular as it has ever been.
Though the Apple Watch still reigns supreme, the competition is starting to give it a run for its money. Sales numbers for the Apple may have gone up, but its smartwatch market share went down. Fitbit and Garmin released a slew of new watches that caught on with consumers. During the second quarter in 2017, Apple held a 43-percent market share, but that fell down to 34-percent in the second quarter of 2018.
Apple is reportedly releasing aÂ redesigned Apple Watch model this year that will have a bigger display in an effort to continue making the smartwatch appealing to customers.